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Dinesh Vyas, M.D. – Director of Research
·         Oncosepsis
·         Nanomedicine and proteasome inhibitor research
·         Rural Trauma
Selected Bibliography
Vyas D, Gandhi S, Castro P, Chaturvedi L, Lopez N, Vyas A. Iron Oxide Nanoparticle with Doxorubicin and Hyaluronic Acid potentiates the efficacy of
Doxorubicin in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells through inflammatory pathway, JNN (accepted) (2014)
Apoorva Aeeka, Vyas AK, Vyas D: Regulation of Stool therapy: Update. World Journal of Gastroenterology (accepted with minor revisions)
Vyas D, Gieric Laput, Vyas AK. Chemotherapy induced inflammation may cause early metastasis. Oncotarget and therapy (Impact Factor 2.1) 2014: 7
Vyas D, Ahmed Hozain. Clinical peer review in the United States: History, legal development and subsequent abuse., World Journal of
Gastroenterology, June 7; 2014 20(21): (Impact Factor 2.5)
Vyas D, Wafa Abdullah. Robotic diligent and expeditious detorsion of gastric volvulus. VideoscopyJLAST and part B January 2014, 24
Saadeh Y, Vyas A, Vyas D. Breast cancer and theranostic nanoparticle, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 14, Number 1, January
2014 , pp. 913-923(11) (Impact Factor 1.6)
Vyas D, Castro P, Saadeh Y, Gandhi S, Lopez N, Vyas A. Gastrointestinal diseases and theranostic Nanoparticle, Journal of Biomedical
Nanotechnology, 2014 (in press) (Impact Factor 5.2)
Lopez N, Gandhi S, Castro P, Chaturvedi L, Vyas A, Vyas D. A second-generation proteasome inhibitor is more potent than Doxorubicin modulating
IL-6, pSTAT-3 and NF-kB activity in triple negative breast cancer. Scientific Reports (Nature) (Respond with revision) (Impact Factor 2.9)
Saadeh Y, Vyas D. Nanorobotics: Current Status and Future Directions. American Journal of Robotic Surgery, (in print) 2014
Vyas D. AJRS: A mission for next generation Robotic Surgery. American Journal of Robotic Surgery, (in press) 2014
Please see Dr. Vyas’ Full CV for the rest of his research accomplishments
Neal Ellis, M.D. – Chair
·         Hernia surgery
·         Genetics of cancer
·         Minimally invasive surgery
Selected Bibliography
1. Leblanc F, Delaney CP, Neary PC, Rose J, Augestad KM, Senagore AJ, Ellis CN, Champagne BJ, and the Colorectal Surgery Training Group.
Assessment of comparative skills between hand-assisted and straight laparoscopic training on an augmented reality simulator. Dis Colon Rectum.
2. Leblanc F, Champagne BJ, Augestad KM, Neary PC, Senagore AJ, Ellis CN, Delaney CP, and the Colorectal Surgery Training Group. A comparison
of human cadaver and augmented reality simulator models for straight laparoscopic colorectal skills acquisition training. J Am Coll Surg
3. Leblanc F, Senagore AJ, Ellis CN, Delaney CP, Champagne BJ, Augestad KM, and the Colorectal Surgery Training Group. Hand-assisted
laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy skills acquisition: human cadaver versus augmented reality simulator training models. J Surg Educ 2010; 67:200-4
4. Leblanc F, Delaney CP, Champagne BJ, Senagore AJ, Ellis CN, Neary PC. Hand-assisted versus straight laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy on a
training simulator: What is the difference? World J Surg 2010; 34:2909-14.
5. Temple LK, Buie WD, Ellis CN, Christopher M. Schlachta MD; for the Member of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group. Commentary on:
Serra-Accil X, Bobardo-Junca J, Moreno-Matias J et al; Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Use of a Mesh to Prevent Parastomal Hernia. Dis Colon
Rectum 2011; 54:1202-4
6. Shanmugan S, Leblanc F, Senagore AJ, Ellis CN, Nobel T, Khan S, Delaney C, Champagne B. Virtual reality simulation for laparoscopic
colectomy: Can metrics have construct validity? Dis Colon Rectum 2014; 57:210-14.
7. Ellis CN. For Debate: The indications for the surgical management of parastomal hernias. Dis Colon Rectum 2014; 57: 801-3.
8. Brown R, Ellis CN. For Debate: Ventral Mesh Rectopexy: The standard for the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Dis Colon Rectum 2014;
57: 1442-5
Please see Dr. Ellis’ Full CV for the rest of his research accomplishments
Valerie Bauer, M.D.
·         Surgical Quality
·         Rectal Cancer
Selected Bibliography
Hoffman, H.; Khan, T.; Papaconstantinou, V.; O’Herron, F. Cardiac reactions in two
psychological stressors, acting in combination. Percept. Mot. Skills 72:927-934; 1991.
2. Bauer, V.P.; Divino, C. The whirl sign—a diagnostic finding of incarcerated internal
hernia. Surg. Rounds 25(10):500-504; 2002.
3. Bauer, V.P.; Ditkoff, B.A.; Schnabel, F.; Brenin, D.; El-Tamer, M.; Smith, S. The
management of lobular neoplasia identified on percutaneous core breast biopsy. Breast J.
9(1):4-9; 2003.
4. Bauer, V.P.; Horovitz, J. Metastatic gastrinoma in MEN I syndrome – Images for
surgeons. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 196(4):652-653; 2003.
5. Komenaka, I.; Bauer, V.P.; Schnabel, F.; Joseph, K.A.; Horowitz, E.; Ditkoff, B.A.; El-
Tamer, M.B. Interpectoral nodes as the initial site of recurrence in breast cancer. Arch
Surg. 139(2):179-182; 2004.
6. Komenaka, I; Bauer, V.P.; Schnabel, F; Horowitz, E; Joseph, KA.; Ditkoff, BA; El-
Tamer, M.B. Allergic reactions to isosulfan blue in sentinel lymph node mapping. Breast
J. 11(1): 70-71; 2005.
Curriculum Vitae
Valerie Papaconstantinou-Bauer, MD
7. Bauer, V.P; Papaconstantinou, H. Management of serrated adenoma. Clinics in Colon
and Rectal Surgery. 21(4): 273-279; 2008.
8. Bauer V. Emergency management of diverticulitis. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.
22(3) 161-168, 2009.
9. Sarkar S, Maxwell C, Luthra G, Singal A, Qui S, Bauer V, Okorodudu A, Qiu S, Singh
P. AnnexinA2 is increasingly expressed and released into the serum of patients positive
for colonic growths/tumors in relation to disease progression: Diagnostic implications.
Gastroenterology. 140(5):S-311-S-311.
10. Bauer, V. The evidence against prophylactic nasogastric intubation and oral restriction.
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 26(03): 182-185; 2013.
Please see Dr. Bauer’s Full CV for the rest of his research accomplishments
Saju Joseph, M.D.
·         Pancreatico-biliary surgery
Selected Bibliography
Abdominal Actinomycosis: A report on Two cases of Acute Bowel Obstruction in Males. American Medical Student Research Journal. 2015; 1(2)235-238.
Clinical Cases of nonsurgical Pneumoperitoneum: Categorizing the Disease and Treatment Options. The American Surgeon. January 2015.
Variation in Small Bowel Length: Factor in Achieving Total Enteroscopy? Digestive Endoscopy. May 2014
Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava- Radical Resection, Vascular Reconstruction, and Challenges:
A Case Report and Review of Relevant Literature. World Journal of Onc. Apr 2013 4 (2); 107-113.
A Prospective Evaluation of the Value of Intensive Pre-Visit counseling in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETS). American Surgeon. Jan 2012
78(1): E43-4.
Appendiceal Sequestration of Elemental Mercury as a Cause of Appendicitis. American Surgeon. Jun 2011 77(6): 795-6
A Prospective Trial on the Effect of Body Mass Index and Sex on Plasma Octreotide Levels in Patients Undergoing Long-Term Octreotide LAR
Therapy. Pancreas Oct 2010 39 (7): 964-966.
Development of a Highly Sensitive and Specific Carboxy-Terminal Human Pancreastatin Assay to Monitor Neuroendocrine Tumor Behavior. Pancreas
July 2010 39 (5): 611-616.
Please see Dr. Saju’s Full CV for the rest of his research accomplishments
John Bauer, M.D.
·         Breast Reduction
·         Massive weight Loss
·         Wound healing
·         Resident and Student Education
·         Patient Safety
Selected Bibliography
1. Bauer, J.D., Phillips, L.G. The American Board of Plastic Surgery Inc. MOC – PS
Part IV Self Assessment and Performance in Practice Self Assessment for
Evaluations in Plastic Surgery (SAFE-PS) Pressure Sores. Plast Reconstru Surg.
121(1 Suppl): 1-10, 2008.
2. Bauer, J.D., Riascos, R., Qiu, S., Chao, C. Suspected liposarcoma of the hip by MRI
three years after large volume fat grafting for buttock augmentation. Aesthetic Surg J.
34(7):NP66-9, 2014.
Please see Dr. Bauer’s Full CV for the rest of his research accomplishments